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Agile

Past Presentations

Dark Code Open Space

Taking Back “Software Engineering”

Would you fly in a plane designed by a craftsman or would you prefer your aircraft to be designed by engineers? Engineering is the application of iterative, empirical, practical science to real-world problems. Craftsmanship is a wonderful thing, and as a reaction to the terrible abuses of the...

Dave Farley Signatory of the Reactive Manifesto & Co-Author of "Continuous Delivery"
Panel: How to Make the Future Become Your Present

"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller    Software development moves pretty fast. What's new and amazing one moment is old and boring the next. How do you keep up with all the changes, and figure...

Mark Rendle Co-Author of gRPC for WCF Developers and Creator @VisualRecode
Richard Li Founder and CEO @datawireio
Michelle Garrett Software Engineer @CondeNast
Tips For Creating a More Equal Workplace

Institutional bias is death by a thousand papercuts. Unequal work environments today are comprised of a lot of small inequalities that add up to the gender pay gap, the racial hiring gap, and environments that can be unintentionally antagonistic towards non-traditional groups. This talk covers...

Kate Heddleston Founder/Software Engineer
Java Open Space

Attack Trees, Security Modeling for Agile Teams

Agile software development and security often don’t feel like good bedfellows. Many traditional security methodologies for analysing risk and threats are based on old military or government based software development methodologies which favour traditional, slow moving, low change...

Michael Brunton-Spall Independent Security Consultant, previously Deputy Director for Technology and Operation, & Head of CyberSecurity of Government Digital Service

Interviews

Meri Williams CTO who understands the science around helping people do their best

Creating Space To Be Awesome

What is the focus of your work today?

I'm the CTO for MOO -- most people know us for really cool business cards. We're a design & technology company focused on making great design available to everyone. I'm currently focused on growing the tech team, modernising our infrastructure and helping grow the business through technology. I also speak at conferences and do...

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Esther Momcilovic Software Engineer at Metaswitch Networks

From Rocks to Rust: Our C to Rust Paradigm Shift

Tell me about the work that you're doing today.

We're working on bringing to cloud an existing project for one of our clients. It involves a lot of work with products that are quite old, 20 years old, that were written in C, and we're turning a lot of these old products into microservices, containerising them, looking to get the whole system up and working in the cloud for our...

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Theo Schlossnagle Founder and CEO @Circonus, Editorial board of ACM's ‘Queue’

A Young Profession Coping With Ethical Debt

What is the motivation for your talk?

If you look around our industry the vast majority of people that are working today in our industry, writing code, making decisions that impact users, haven't had an intense ethics course in their life, they haven't taken an ethics course in high school, they haven't taken an ethics course in college. It doesn't mean that they don't...

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Katie Fenn Software Engineer @npm

Reinventing npmjs.com

What is the focus of your work today?

Developing npm’s websites and services.

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Sarah Aerni Director, Data Science @Salesforce Einstein

Models in Minutes not Months: AI as Microservices

I cannot go to any Data Conference and not hear about the Einstein Platform. Why?

Salesforce is democratizing AI with Einstein. Any company and any business user should be able to use AI, regardless of size.

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Michael Maibaum Chief Architect @SkyBet

Pragmatic Resiliency: Super 6 & Sky Bet Evolution

What is your talk about?

You go to a lot of conferences and you hear people from Google or Netflix talking about reactive architectures or the Simian army or whatever, and it all feels quite unattainable for a lot of people. It's like this big complicated thing, there is not much like those systems. And Sky Bet has changed quite a lot over the last few years....

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